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Canada-Costa Rica fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica)

General Information

Capital: San José
Population (million): 5.13
Total Area: 51,100km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 444.34 Colon (CRC) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 15 September
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Democratic republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral presidential democracy: legislative assembly with 57 elected members; elections held every four years.

Head of State:
President Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Head of Government:
President Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Ministers:
First Vice President : Epsy Campbell Barr
Second Vice President: Marvin Rodríguez Cordero
Foreign Trade: Dyalá Jiménez Figueres

Main Political Parties:
National Liberation Party (PLN): 17 National Restoration Party (PRN): 14 Citizens’ Action Party (PAC): 10 Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC): 9 National Integration Party (PIN): 4 Social-Christian Republican Party (PRSC): 2 Broad Front (FA): 1

Elections:
2018 (President and Congress)

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Costa Rica Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 80.86 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 15,766.15 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -4.8 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 0.72 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 19.98 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $159,520,083
Canadian imports from country: $568,679,471
FDI in Canada: $5 million
CDI in the country: $269 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mauricio Ortiz Ortiz

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador James Hill

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Costa Rica
Year Exports Imports
2016 $144,444,393 $508,496,709
2017 $159,123,916 $515,726,861
2018 $164,473,620 $519,517,752
2019 $147,279,146 $586,645,688
2020 $159,520,083 $568,679,471
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Costa Rica
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,966,473 $7,138,615
02 Veg. Prod. $73,489,216 $289,184,183
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $53,549 $1,138
04 Food Prod. $16,404,725 $15,432,789
05 Mineral Prod. $2,775,338 $586
06 Chemical Prod. $17,381,865 $6,464,703
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,966,503 $33,096,678
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $11,363 $34,095
09 Wood Prod. $6,683 $227,113
10 Paper Prod. $4,425,626 $176,977
11 Textiles Prod. $1,029,924 $1,627,392
12 Dress Access. $9,439 $17,460
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $900,319 $2,067,469
14 Precious Metals/stones $791,825 $1,302,968
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,813,024 $3,016,807
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $18,598,747 $22,584,578
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,167,452 $6,043,255
18 Specialized Inst. $7,252,627 $178,702,559
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $1,658
20 Misc. Articles $3,626,299 $756,602
21 Antiques $ $8,648


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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